debate

Definitions

General English

Information & Library Science

  • noun a meeting about a question in which at least two opinions are expressed

Law

  • noun a discussion about a subject, especially a formal discussion leading to a vote
  • verb to discuss a subject, especially in a formal way that leads to a vote

Politics

  • verb to discuss a proposal before making a decision, usually by a vote
  • verb to consider something carefully before acting
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